Menopausal mom to 2 young adult sons (one with ASD, ADHD, tic/seizure disorders and the other with attitude).

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Why I will ALWAYS be...
a Rookie Autism Parent

“You are the expert about your child.”

Have you ever been told this?  I know I have. And after 15+ years there were times when I may have actually started to believe this. But today?? 

I call BULLSHIT!!!  

After 15+ years in Riley World I am in awe at how I can still do things wrong. So…SO wrong!!!  

Call it a weak moment.

Perhaps the amount of food and drink I have consumed this past week have overtaken any brain cells I had left.

I…I…don’t know.

I only know that I cracked.

No...no...

More like...shattered. Under the pressure. Beyond repair. And now…

Now I will have to live with the consequences of my lapse in judgement. The side glances (because I am ignoring all eye contact with Riley), the incessant scripting, the constant questioning until the STUPID (Don’t say that word!) Beauty and the Beast Special Edition DVD arrives from Amazon that I ordered waaaaaaay before Christmas but never arrived and they are now going to ship another one on Monday and I "accidentally"  told Riley that the mailman was bringing it and it should hopefully arrive by Friday because now that Christmas is over in Riley World he started making his birthday list on December 26th and I...just...couldn’t...take him talking about his birthday wish list since his birthday is still 5-1/2 months away every single time I saw him.  Every.  Single.  Time. *sobbing* 

The DVD in question.

After 15+ years in Riley World you want to know who the expert is??   Riley.  :D



10 comments:

  1. Oh NO! Well, I guess we know how your week is going to go. Good luck with that.
    I never did like that "You know your child best" line. Sometimes I really, really don't know my child at all, and if I know him best, we're in a world of hurt.

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    1. Hahaha...got that right!! Yes...it is going to be a looooooooong week! *crying softly*

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  2. So the tradeoff is not working so well, eh?! Going to be a looooong week. ;)

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    1. Nope. Not at all. :( Will I ever learn?!?!?!? *sigh*

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  3. I'm 10 years into this parenting gig, and I still get them AT ALL. Seriously, it's a crap shoot half the time. Today someone threw a fit about being bored. BORED!! 4 Days after Christmas and an avalanche of new toys, games and colouring books... and OMG!! Ingrates.
    Also, I'm out of wine. I may result to foot stamping too. ;)

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    1. OUT OF WINE!!!!! Mayday...mayday...what is wrong with you!!! :P I'd be in full blown temper tantrum.

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    2. found half a bottle hiding behind the coffee maker!!! Who dared!!!!???? LOL
      all is well. :)

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    3. Phew!!! Ii was breaking out in a sweat. Haha!

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  4. We are all in that world, I'm sorry to say. :-(
    Even after 34 years with Lindsey, I still make mistakes. I could so relate to this. On a side note: Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Thank you and Happy New Year to you too Linda!! :D

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